Definition of seek
- seeks advice
- seek fame
- governments … seek to keep the bulk of their people contented
- —D. M. Potter
- in critical judgment … they were sadly to seek
- —The Times Literary Supplement (London)
The office is seeking a salesperson.
The prince is seeking a wife.
Snakes seek the sun to warm their bodies.
You should visit your doctor and seek his advice.
You should seek medical help immediately if you experience any chest pain or shortness of breath.
The church is seeking donations.
He sought revenge for his son's murder.
During the war, she sought asylum in Spain.
They sought refuge in Canada.
The company is seeking new ways to improve service.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: to search for (someone or something) : to try to find (someone or something)
: to ask for (help, advice, etc.)
: to try to get or achieve (something)
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